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Job summary

At Revolution Viewing, we empower people to make life changing decisions – this is our mission. We do this by producing rich media solutions to help prospective students to select their perfect university and home buyers to select their perfect home. Our clients are the top universities and home builders all over the UK and we are the leading rich media supplier in both sectors.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced marketing manager to join a growing company which is world-leading in the areas in which we operate. Whilst established in these sectors and our current marketing activities work well for us, our growth over recent years, particularly in higher education, means that we need to invest in our marketing to ensure that we stay at the top of our game and so that we can drive forward our most profitable products.

We are looking for a Marketing Manager to cover maternity leave for a role that was introduced three years ago and which has proven to be vital to our company. We are looking for a person who can deliver an integrated marketing strategy to support the delivery of commercial activity across the organisation. We need a driven individual who can be passionate about our products and clients, someone who can help us to capitalise on what we’ve delivered so far. Whilst we have a marketing strategy and plan we wish to maintain, we will also be open to new ideas that will further enhance the level of sophistication in our marketing and communications. We’re looking for a marketing expert who can: advise us on digital marketing strategy; write engaging copy to sell our products and reflect our brand; help to bring new products to market; and ensure a return on investment for our marketing spend.

If timings allow (based on the winning candidate’s availability) we have planned for a three week hand-over period from our existing Marketing and Communications Manager. Plenty of support will be available after this point from our wider team.

You will report to Tom (our CEO), working closely with him and our higher education Account Manager, Nick.  Whilst you will support the Home Builder side of our operation, 90% of your time will be spent working for the Higher Education arm of our business, with a specific focus on the marketing and promotion of our sector leading virtual experience software, Vepple (www.vepple.co.uk).

Your role

A Day in the Life

In a typical week, you’ll spend roughly a quarter of your time reviewing and setting marketing tasks for relevant team members across the company e.g. Web Developer, or our network of freelancers e.g. Digital Designer, as well as delivering tasks yourself. These tasks will be directly linked to our annual marketing campaign plan delivered throughout the year, which you will be responsible for owning and delivering. There may be some marketing opportunities that crop up once or twice per month which will be required to be reviewed by you to assess their viability. Tasks that you would be expected to take full responsibility for include, liaising with print suppliers and sponsorship partners, budget monitoring and forecasting of the marketing plan, assessing the return of investment of our marketing activities, marketing new products, and overseeing the production of all branded collateral. 

You will check-in regularly with our company Directors and Client Services Team members to ensure that marketing campaigns are supporting sales activities. You will spend time analysing the performance of marketing activities and campaigns against previously set success measures, budgets and income targets, as well as providing suggestions for and adjusting activities moving forward. Much of this information will be compiled into a monthly report which you will produce and which will be reviewed by our Board of Directors.

Over the course of a week, you are likely to spend half of your time writing the copy for various communications required to support the sale of our products and to communicate our brand to existing and potential employees. Within this time, you will also oversee and proof read the written communications of other relevant colleagues across the company. With experience of writing copy for a variety of different channels, and in having excellent written English, this is where you will add personality and consistency to our communications. You will also be responsible for setting up and organising the delivery of various events either hosted by RV (online or in our office) or attended by RV remotely as sponsors/presenters.

A quarter of your time will be spent ensuring that our website, social media and digital channels and listings are delivering what we need in terms of reach, return on investment and brand identity. We’re a digital company and so how we communicate ourselves online is an important part of us gaining trust and respect from our clients and potential clients.

 

Remits

Part-time – For the right candidate we can support a 3 or 4 day working week. Your line-manager already has a view on how to reduce the time required for various remits by compromising on the volume of work that will need to be delivered. EG. reducing number of webinars, reducing amount of collateral for events, reducing number of monthly social posts.

  • Work with our company Directors and Client Services Teams to implement an integrated Marketing & Communications Strategy.
  • Co-ordinate marketing campaigns with sales activities.
  • Create marketing and sales plans for new and existing products.
  • Adjust marketing strategy and campaigns based on results.
  • Provide monthly reports for our Board of Directors to show the return on investment of our marketing activities.
  • Responsibility for overall brand management and our corporate identity generally but also for specific products.
  • Write copy for and produce engaging communications to support the sale of our products and to communicate our brand to existing and potential employees. These communications include but are not exhaustive of: e-newsletters, social media posts, blogs, website copy, product information sheets, case studies, magazine advertorial, flyers, banner stands, client proposals.
  • Liaise and negotiate with promotional material suppliers and sponsorship partners to ensure that communications are delivered on time, to spec and to budget.
  • Enhance our marketing presence through social media and other online channels and listings.
  • Oversee the procurement and management of print.
  • Future forecasting and management of the marketing budget.
  • Reviewing product information to ensure it is fit-for-purpose.
  • Produce marketing collateral and marketing approach for our attendance at external and internal conferences and events.
  • Organise our attendance at internal events (online and in our offices) and external conferences and events at which we are exhibiting/sponsoring.
  • Support the delivery of our primary market research programme with prospective students.
  • Advise on potential future markets and products.

 

Key Skills, Experience & General Outlook

To achieve the upper-level of the salary range you must provide evidence that you have exceeded each of the key skills required.  If you don’t have the relevant experience and require further training/time to reach the required skill level, then this will be reflected in the salary offered.

 

Key Skills

  • Proven track record of developing, implementing and measuring marketing and communications strategies that deliver results in a commercial environment.
  • Proven experience of managing both print and digital marketing and communications projects including: developing creative briefs, working with designers, understanding print production techniques, and using digital communications channels.
  • Excellent written English and the ability to write persuasive copy to support the sale of products and to communicate our brand.
  • Strong digital and email marketing skills including experience using a variety of social media platforms.
  • Eagerness to learn, improve and contribute to the success of our business.
  • You will have experience of using Microsoft office, it will be favourable if you have a working knowledge of the InDesign package.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Experience of conducting focus groups and data analysis will be favourable.

 

Experience

  • Must have – at least 5 years of experience working in a similar capacity as required of this role.
  • Must have – proven experience of delivering multiple projects within tight timeframes.
  • Desirable – experience of working in HE marketing.
  • Desirable – previous experience working within a commercial organisation.
  • Desirable – experience in an agency that produces rich media content.
  • Desirable – experience of working in a digital agency that employs 20 or more staff.

 

General Outlook

  • Inquisitive – always looking for a different way to approach a barrier or problem, able to spot the insight (whether from client or industry) amongst an array of information .
  • An energetic and positive approach to work.
  • Alignment with our company core values.

Working at RV

Why work at RV?

Revolution Viewing is a leading Creative Digital Agency that produces world-class solutions. We are a team of 19 people and operate as niche specialists at the top of our game; this is why over 110 UK universities and some of the UK’s largest home builders keep coming back for more! See what makes us tick – http://www.revolutionviewing.com/about

 

Working from Office / Home

The Board is keen to provide employees with the flexibility to choose working patterns and working locations (office, home, hybrid) that will support their work-life balance, maintain our great working culture and encourage team collaboration. All of our employees currently have the freedom to choose where they work from, be that from home or from one of our two office options. A number of our team regularly make use of Avenue HQ’s flexible, coworking office space on East Parade in Leeds City Centre. With a cafe on the ground floor, numerous meeting room facilities throughout the building for client, group and full team meetings and a rooftop bar, it’s perfectly equipped to cater for our team’s needs.

We also have an office situated on Kirkstall Rd on the outskirts of Leeds City Centre. This is a more functional office space hosting our company’s network but also providing work stations, collaborative / break-out space, a formal meeting room and providing plenty of free car parking spaces.

 

Who we are (Team & Office)

RV Office 360: see here (former office, but nice to see a few smiley faces!)
RV Team Video: see here

 

Work-Life Balance Manifesto

The feedback we receive from our team suggests that this is an unusual policy for such a business, hence the mention here in the job spec. This is from Tom, our CEO: “You will get paid for the hours you work or you will be given the time back.” Quite simply, you will never be asked to work more hours than contracted, without receiving that time back in lieu or being paid overtime.

 

10 Reasons to Apply for a Role with Revolution Viewing

  • We have a Work-life Balance Manifesto that is policy!
  • Our team tell us RV is a great place to work
  • We produce sector-leading digital media products
  • Our clients love what we do and our client satisfaction is extremely high
  • Every six weeks we have a whole team catch-up / social
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Holiday loyalty scheme – extra holidays for years of service
  • Individual objectives set in annual appraisals and progress reviewed in monthly 1:1 meeting with your line manager
  • We share our strategy, including mission, direction and financial progress
  • We offer a thorough induction and comprehensive training for your career

 

Our Core Values

These values are a key consideration when hiring a new team member; we need to feel each team member shares these values:

  • Respect for people
  • Veritably fun working environment (contribution to)
  • Sustainable progression (we don’t make rash decisions that jeopardise the company)
  • Honesty & integrity
  • Innovative & dynamic
  • Passion & pride (in all we do)

To apply

  • See top of this page for the application deadline.
  • Send your email to: working@revolutionviewing.com
  • Your application must include the following information:

 

  1. Please let us know how soon you could start if you are offered a job.
  2. Let us know where you heard about this vacancy.
  3. As part of our recruitment process we will be conducting 1st stage interviews (via video call) before inviting candidates to assessment/2nd stage interviews. The dates of the 1st stage interviews will be the 29th & 30th September (times for interviews will be confirmed with candidates following the application deadline). Note: you will only be required to attend one of these dates.
  4. Applicants successful at the 1st interview stage will then be invited to assessment/2nd stage interview. The dates for assessment/2nd stage interview are the 6th October & 14th October. Please let us know if you can be available on these dates and again, you will only be required to attend one of these dates. 
  5. Attach your current CV.
  6. Attach a 10-line cover letter outlining how you will add value to our company.
  7. State whether you wish to apply for the role  full-time, or state number of days if you wish to work part-time, (you can change your mind later, as long as you let us know during the interview).

 

Please note: the successful candidate must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK.

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